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Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Charms Bar Hint - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    How to Enable or Disable Charms Hint Corners in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    13 Dec 2012
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    How to Enable or Disable Charms Hint Corners in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Charms hint for when the pointer is moved to the upper or lower right corners of the display in only your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


    This does not disable the Charms Bar.

    Note   Note
    When you disable the Charms Bar hint in Windows 8, you will still be able to open the Charms Bar using any other method below.

    How to Open the Charms Bar in Windows 8 and 8.1


    EXAMPLE: Charms Bar Hint in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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    OPTION ONE
    Enable or Disable Charms Hint Hot Corners using a REG File

    1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for what you would like to do.


    2. Disable Upper-right and Bottom-right Corners for Charms Hint in Windows 8 and 8.1

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_TR_BR_Corners_charms_hint.reg


    download

    3. Disable Only Upper-right Corner for Charms Hint in Windows 8 and 8.1

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Disable_TR_Corner_charms_hint.reg


    download

    4. To Enable the Charms Hint Corners in Windows 8 and 8.1
    NOTE: This is the default setting, and will undo both step 2 and 3 above.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Enable_charms_bar_hint.reg


    download


    5. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

    6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    7. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

    8. Sometimes you may need to restart explorer or sign out and in to apply.

    9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION TWO
    Enable or Disable Charms Hint Hot Corners in "Taskbar and Navigation properties"

    1. From your desktop, right click or press and hold on the taskbar, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    2. In Taskbar and Navigation properties, click/tap on the Navigation tab, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)

    3. Enable Upper-right Corner for Charms Hint in Windows 8.1
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Check the When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms box, and click/tap on OK.

    4. Disable Upper-right Corner for Charms Hint in Windows 8.1

    A) Uncheck the When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms box, and click/tap on OK.

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    OPTION THREE
    Enable or Disable Charms Hint Top Right Corner in PC settings

    1. In Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1, open PC settings, and click/tap on PC and devices on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on Corners and edges on the left side of "PC and devices, then do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below step 5)

    3. Enable Upper-right Corner for Charms Hint in Windows 8.1
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Under Corner navigation on the right side, mode the When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms slider to the right to turn it on, and go to step 5 below.

    4. Disable Upper-right Corner for Charms Hint in Windows 8.1

    A) Under Corner navigation on the right side, mode the When I point to the upper-right corner, show the charms slider to the left to turn it off, and go to step 5 below.

    5. When finished, you can close PC settings if you like.

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Great tut Brink!
    Really, the charms bar hint is really annoying

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    Thank you Mr.Showdown. Glad it could help.
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    That charms bar is a real pain. I downloaded the disable program and placed the reg file on my desktop. Clicked it and run yes yes ok but the bar still appears just every time I go to the right of my screen to scroll or something, it is irritating. In fact I don't even have to go to a corner. I just go to the right side of the screen and the black bar comes up occasionally since day one and this machine is 2 weeks old.
    I must be doing something wrong. I repeated this a couple of times now and rebooted but still no luck. I want to make this black bar go away unless I use the shortcut keys.
    I use classic shell to bring my start button back in case that has anything to do with it
    Thanks for any advice.
    Last edited by dodgeman21; 10 Mar 2013 at 08:15.
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    Hello Dodgeman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Are you using a touchpad by chance?

    If so, then disabling Edge Swipes may help.

    Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks for the reply Shawn. I have the Synaptics and edge swipe was unchecked.
    HP dv7-7300 Win 8 64 (new)
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    Downloaded the Synaptics driver 16.3.8.8 twice and it failed to install both times. I notice on the HP site the latest driver for it that they offer is the one I have. Seems to work fine.
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    If you go to the corners and swipe up or down, then Charms will still open. When you disable the Charms hint, it only prevents Charms from opening when you go to the corners and not swipe. That sounds like what may be happening here.
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    No it is happening randomly when I am no where near the corners...If I put my cursor over on the right edge half way in between top and bottom the dang black bar comes out and is really getting on my nerves. Doesn't do it all the time just when it feels like it. Strange. Did it from day one.
    Thanks.
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    I will keep an eye on it..I can't make it do it when I want it to but the last time it did it I had my finger on the touchpad and the cursor was in the middle of the right edge..The time before that I was on the upper part of the scroll bar 2 inches down from the top of the screen. It is strange. I am definitely no where near the corners when this occurs and it is happening randomly. I will live with it and I appreciate your time. Thanks.

    EDIT I have been trying to get it to do it and now it won't when I want it to..... just when it feels like it...I will stay conscious of the cursor position and like I said I can live with it if need be. Maybe you were right and I bumped the top or bottom but I don't see how. The machine runs pretty good otherwise. No issues.
    Thanks Shawn.
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